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00:55Shopgirls: The True Story of Life behind the Counter[SUB SL AD REP]
Series 1. Episode 2/3: Revolution on the Floor
Social historian Pamela Cox examines how the lives of women and the stores they worked in were revolutionised in the early 20th century, revealing how female staff rebelled against poor working conditions and started to demand more from their employers. She learns about Margaret Bondfield, who went under cover in shops in the late 1890s to expose the harsh reality of life behind the counter, and looks at Harry Gordon Selfridge's efforts to train his shop assistants to be modern businesswomenHistory/Documentary
01:55This is BBC Two[SUB]
Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC TwoGeneral Show/Game Show
06:00The Saint's Vacation[SUB BW]
The crook-turned-sleuth takes a holiday in Switzerland, where he leaps to the defence of a man being attacked. He finds the stranger he has rescued is in possession of a mysterious music box, and that one of his old enemies will go to any lengths to get his hands on it. Detective adventure, starring Hugh Sinclair, Sally Grey and Cecil ParkerFilm/Adventure/Detective/Thriller
07:00The Saint Meets the Tiger[SUB BW]
The criminal-turned-sleuth finds a dying man whose last words provide a clue to the whereabouts of the loot from an unsolved gold robbery. Following the trail to a Cornish village, he is drawn into a showdown with a criminal mastermind known as the Tiger, who has a plan to smuggle the ill-gotten gains out of the country. Detective adventure, starring Hugh Sinclair and Jean GillieFilm/Adventure/Detective/Thriller
08:05The Living Planet[SUB REP]
Series 1. Episode 8/12: Sweet Fresh Water
In his exploration of the different ecological regions of the Earth, David Attenborough looks at how life adapted to live in fresh water and the way rivers alter landscapes by means of erosion. He also examines the wildlife of tropical rainforests. First broadcast in 1984Nature/Animals/Environment
09:00Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age[SUB REP]
Series 1. Episode 5/6: Railways
Fred visits the North East, a region rich in transport history, to explore the development of Britain's railways, from the first steam locomotives to the record-breaking Mallard. A visit to York's National Railway Museum offers the chance to ride a replica of Stephenson's Rocket, while at Ffestiniog Railway he learns about the computer-aided design process used for new locomotivesDocumentary
09:30Great British Railway Journeys[SUB AD HD REP]
Series 1. Episode 16/20: Buxton to Matlock
Michael Portillo embarks on the first leg of a journey to London from Buxton, Derbyshire, where he discovers how railways inspired a building craze and boosted tourism. In the Peak District, he joins a team of volunteers repairing damage done to ancient peat landscapes during the Industrial Revolution, and near the quarries of Stanton Moor he learns how trains transported Derbyshire's famous sandstone all over EnglandTourism/Travel/General Education/Science/Factual Topics
10:00Saturday Kitchen Best Bites[SUB REP]
James Martin presents highlights of the series, recalling his favourite moments from the past year in the kitchen. Also includes classic archive recipes as prepared by Rick SteinCooking
11:30Food & Drink[SUB AD HD REP]
Series 2. Episode 7/10: Fast Food
Ken Hom joins host Michel Roux Jr for a discussion on dishes that can be prepared quickly, and shows how to create a mouth-watering citrus-flavoured chicken dish in minutes. Drinks expert Kate Goodman picks three Semillon wines from Australia to complement Ken's stir fry and Michel makes a fruity pancake dessertCooking
12:00Rick Stein's India[SUB AD HD REP]
Series 1. Episode 1/6
The chef begins an exploration of the country's food in the states of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, where the influence of the British Empire on eating habits can still be observed. Rick enjoys the prominence of fish and seafood in the cuisine found in the cities of Kolkata and Chennai, cooking dishes including prawns in coconut milk and his mum's British Raj curryCooking
13:00Bette Davis: Talking Pictures[SUB REP]
Series 1. Episode 1/34: Bette Davis
Profiles of stars of the silver screen, beginning with actress Bette Davis, whose Hollywood career took off with the fledgling film production company Warner Brothers in 1932. The programme includes her television appearances made over the years, and captures the milestones and highlights of her fame, including her role in horror movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? in which she co-starred with Joan Crawford as a former child star caring for her disabled sister. Narrated by Sylvia SymsDocumentary/General Arts/Culture
13:45Now, Voyager[SUB BW]
A nervous and frustrated spinster undergoes psychiatric treatment and emerges transformed. Despite her new-found happiness and optimistic outlook on life, she finds that beauty and confidence can bring their own share of heartache. Romantic drama, starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper and Bonita GranvilleFilm/General Movie/Drama
15:40Flog It![SUB HD]
Blackburn 1
The team heads to Blackburn in Lancashire, where items of interest include a pistol and a whale vertebra purchased at a car-boot sale, while presenter Paul Martin learns the history of whippet racing and discovers what the local town of Accrington has in common with New YorkAntiques/Collectibles
16:40Hive Alive[SUB HD REP]
Series 1. Episode 2/2
Chris Packham and Martha Kearney conclude their quest with Professor Adam Hart to explore the remarkable secrets of the lives and habits of bees. They discover how many of the tagged insects have survived over the frenetic midsummer week of nectar and pollen gathering and find out if they have collected enough food at this critical time to see them through the winter. They also investigate the deadly mating ritual of a queen and look at how bees can aid medical research, as well as how people can help them in returnNature/Animals/Environment/Documentary
17:40Formula 1: Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights[SUB HD]
2014
Suzi Perry presents action from the Hungaroring, near Budapest, where the drivers battled for pole position in the 11th round of the season. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton qualified fastest last year, and made the most of his position to go on to win the race, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. Commentary by Ben Edwards and David CoulthardSport/Formula One
18:55Antiques Road Trip[SUB HD]
Series 7. Episode 27&28/30
Antique experts Charlie Ross and Thomas Plant begin the second leg of their journey in Bath, before travelling through the Cotswolds to an auction in Stroud, Gloucestershire. They then pick up bargains on the way through Worcestershire and finish at a saleroom in Wrexham, north Wales. Narrated by Tim WonnacottAntiques/Collectibles
19:55Dad's Army[SUB REP]
Series 4. Episode 9/14: Mum's Army
In an attempt to leave the men free for front-line fighting, Mainwaring and Wilson decide to recruit women into the platoon to take care of the more tedious tasks such as polishing brass. However, the captain loses his heart to an attractive widow, and it is not long before gossip spreads. Comedy first broadcast in 1970, starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier, with a guest appearance by Carmen Silvera ('Allo 'Allo!)Sitcom
20:25Proms Extra[SUB HD]
Series 2. Episode 1/6
New series. Katie Derham returns with the weekly magazine programme on which she joined by leading stars of the classical world for conversation about all that the Proms season has to offer. The opening edition features highlights of the shows so far as well as previews of this week's concerts, including Elgar's The Kingdom and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. There is a report on trumpeter Alison Balsom's preparations for her appearance with the China Philharmonic Orchestra, David Owen Norris nominates his Chord of the Week, and 24-year-old Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang gives a performance in the studioSerious Music/Classical Music/Arts/Culture Magazines
21:10The Men Who Made Us Spend[SUB AD HD]
Series 1. Episode 3/3
Jacques Peretti visits American behavioural researchers who use their skills to help companies advertise goods to children, as he explores the history behind marketing products to younger consumers. He talks to a Nickelodeon executive who brought American-style kids' TV to the UK and also meets a car designer who promoted his vehicle to the children in the back seat. Jacques reveals how these techniques have been applied to adults, and explores the rise of computer gaming for grown-ups and chats to the people behind the Neopets craze. Last in the seriesGeneral Education/Science/Factual Topics
22:10Commonwealth Games[SUB HD]
Day Three
Concluding coverage of day three of the Games, which are being staged in GlasgowSport/General Sports
22:30Up in the Air[SUB AD HD]
A corporate downsizing expert loves his life, detached from everyday existence and striving to achieve a personal goal of 10 million accumulated air miles. However, his lifestyle comes under threat by an up-and-coming executive with a revolutionary approach that would makes his role all but obsolete. Comedy drama, starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman and Amy MortonFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy